Get ready to do the Electric Boogaloo
... Not Quite Hollywood
director Mark Hartley is now deep into things with his documentary exploration of the Cannon Films legacy and the first official poster art has arrived via the film's official Facebook page
in advance of its August premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
MENAHEM GOLAN and YORAM GLOBUS were two movie-obsessed cousins from
Israel. After arriving in America they set about creating an independent
studio that would be able to compete with the majors... and no one could
have anticipated just how close these two outsiders would get in nearly
taking over both Hollywood and the UK film industry.
From 1979 to 1989 Golan and Globus produced more than 120 films
through their American based production entity, CANNON FILMS. They
ruthlessly and enthusiastically pursued their American Dream of turning a
renegade independent outfit into the seventh Hollywood major with an
aggressive pre-sales policy and an insanely prolific schedule for cheap
mass production, centering on genre fare.
Thanks to a
revolutionary financing plan Cannon found itself in the position of
having to keep making films to keep their ever expanding company alive -
always hoping the next production would be that elusive $100 million
ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF
CANNON FILMS is not just a story about a unique filmmaking legacy, but
of two cousins whose passion for cinema changed the way movies were made
and marketed, and how ultimately this passion would come between them
and the company they built together. This is a one-of-a-kind story about
two-of-a-kind men who changed film forever.
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